“Pull Down Thy Vanity” is directed by Ezra Pound to us all in one of his cantos. He should know. Thought of as one of the great American literary giants one minute, then held in confinement in a mental hospital for his statements, bordering on treason, on the next. …

Modus Ponens

In between some fairly ruthless moments of militaristic blood-letting the ancient Greeks were responsible for the advent of the nation-state and a great deal of the foundations of epistemology, notably mathematics and deductive logic. …

π Thos

Π Thos
Π=C/D, or pi equals the circumference of a given circle divided by that circle’s diameter. This is not an opinion. The name, “pi”, has been used for this ratio for centuries, and it is known that this ratio exists and is constant. The name of this…

Jack

This is a true story, and while it may mean nothing to the universe at large, I found it to be a curious connection. About an hour ago I was doing two things, if not simultaneously, at least seemingly so. One of the two things is the project, a…

No Funny Business

No Funny Business

We take the concept of ‘distance’ for granted. At least I do. When a Metric

Space was explained to me, the idea began to mean more; this piece has some little highlights that came to me after and during the study of distance. If…

The Bean Rodeo

The title of this piece occurred to me a long time ago when I was drawing an ‘underground’ comic about a character named Garbage Guy. His life on this planet began eerily like that of another superhero, Superman, but his transformation from citizen to hero would happen…

Consistently Godel

I. Aside from the fact that I blatantly copied Robert Zimmerman’s Motorpsyscho Nightmare word-for-word with no apology because this is the best way I can honor the real Poet Laureate of this country, I consider this collage piece one of my more creative works. The ideas bounce around…

Russ Hood

Teacher, part-time Thinker

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